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The Questions With Jonathan Papelbon
July 17, 2006
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July 17, 2006

The Questions With Jonathan Papelbon

Red Sox Closer

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What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?
My first road trip [in Detroit last August] when the guys invited me to eat dinner with them at Morton's steakhouse. I snaked my way out of the bill. I had to go to the bathroom when the bill came.

What is your favorite off-day activity?
Watching movies. Have you ever seen Joe Dirt? Great movie.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
make the All-Star break a week long.

If I weren't in the major leagues, I'd be ...
guiding hunting expeditions.

LAST WEEK
A 25-year-old rookie, Papelbon, who has an 0.59 ERA, saved his 26th game against the White Sox last Saturday. He was headed to Pittsburgh for the All-Star Game.

THIS WEEK
Boston hosts the AL West-leading Oakland A's this weekend.

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